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  • The Lost Art Of Saying Thank You

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014

    “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy - because we will always want to have something else or something more.” - David Steindl-Rast Everyone likes to feel appreciated. I remember a more

  • Husband Doesn't Get It

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jun 19, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    TWICE A WEEK After just a few years of marriage filled with disagreements and arguments, a young man and his wife decided the only way to save their marriage was to try counseling. Things had slipped from bad to worse as the months passed, turning their marriage into a marathon of misery. They more

  • The "Stream Of Forgiveness"  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 14, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    THE "STREAM OF FORGIVENESS" Mirosalv Volf wrote a fantastic book on forgiveness titled "Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace." In the book he uses the beautiful imagery of a stream to show how God's character (love) is poured into us by His Spirit and becomes our more

  • Lucille Ball On What's Wrong With Families

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 29, 2012

    LUCILLE BALL ON WHAT’S WRONG WITH FAMILIES Lucille Ball, shortly before her death, did a remarkable TV interview with Merv Griffin. He asked her a very serious and pointed question: "Lucille, you’ve lived a long time on this earth and you are a wise person. What’s happened to our country? What’s more

  • Over-Running The Temple

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2012

    OVER-RUNNING THE TEMPLE Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric more

  • Avoiding Sales

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2012

    AVOIDING SALES The Houston Chronicle, Sept. 25, 1995 records the following quote. As a man sat contemplating the impending expenses of Christmas, his wife burst through the door with an armload of packages. She gleefully remarked, "You told me to stay away from all of those sales so more

  • Passionate Counseling

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2012

    PASSIONATE COUNSELING A distraught man brought his wife to see the pastor. The woman was listless and unresponsive. After about thirty minutes of futile attempts to counsel them, the pastor walked over to the woman, pulled her from the chair, wrapped his arms around her and gave her a passionate more

  • Missing Husband

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012

    MISSING HUSBAND A woman went to the police station to report her husband as missing. She described him as "29 years old, six foot three, athletic, and handsome." The sergeant shook his head. "Wait a minute, lady. I know your husband. He’s 50, short, and overweight." The woman said, more

  • A Jealous Wife  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    A JEALOUS WIFE A man worked in an office with several attractive ladies. His wife, constantly jealous, had a list of questions ready every day. Then she would examine his coat. If she found a blond hair she would accuse, "You’re having an affair with a blond woman." If she found a red hair, more

  • I Tithe—he'll Find Me.  PRO

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 1, 2011
    based on 15 ratings

    "I TITHE--HE'LL FIND ME." Two men have ended up marooned on an island in the South Pacific. You can fill in the blanks as to how they got there. So they are on the clichéic deserted island, one palm tree, nothing to see but the ocean. One guy is in a complete panic, pacing back and forth, more

  • J.s. Bach On The Purpose Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 30, 2010

    J.S. Bach on the Purpose of Music J.S. Bach said, “All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul’s refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hub-bub.” He headed his compositions: “J.J.” “Jesus Juva” which means “Jesus help more

  • What The Name

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010

    What the Name "Hoover" means in Finland At the end of World War I, Herbert Hoover, later to become President of the United States, led the allied relief efforts in Europe. He kept hundreds of thousands from starving, and a new word entered the Finnish language. In Finland, to “HOOVER” means to be more

  • The Devastating Fruit Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010

    The Devastating Fruit of Unforgiveness Once upon a time there was a man to whom a great harm had been done. The exact nature is of no consequence, as long as we know the hurt went deep. He felt it continually, the pain was searing and relentless, and even the most basic tasks of life were more

  • The Church: The Balm Of Healing  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    THE CHURCH: THE BALM OF HEALING In the book, The Empowered Communicator, Calvin Miller says that most people we come in contact with are silently thinking: • I am loneliness waiting for a friend • I am weeping in want of laughter • I am a sigh in search of consolation • I am a wound in more

  • Slow To Anger...  PRO

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 30, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    SLOW TO ANGER... Slow to suspect - quick to trust, Slow to condemn – quick to justify, Slow to offend – quick to defend, Slow to expose – quick to shield, Slow to reprimand – quick to forbear, Slow to belittle – quick to appreciate, Slow to demand – quick to give, Slow to provoke – quick more

  • Restitution And Forgiveness

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010

    Restitution and Forgiveness Keith Drury is a writer from the Wesleyan Church and in one of his books he touches on this whole subject of restoring relationships when talking about restitution. This is what he says. "Restitution deals with more than property. It is also going back and making more

  • Seductive Idols

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009

    SEDUCTIVE IDOLS "The seductiveness of a nearby idol for the Christian is that it promises to get things done, to be powerful, to make good changes -- but by means that conflict with God's means." pg. 44, Richard Keyes, No God, But God by Os Guinness "Idols are not just on pagan more

  • Compassion In An Inner-City ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2009

    Compassion in an Inner-City Church Feed the dogs. Touch the dumb, and find faith in places where you least expect it. This is what truly brings pleasure to our Lord, much more than any outward show of self-righteousness. There is church in the inner-city of Chicago that for me demonstrates more

  • Why Should I Not Forgive?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009

    WHY SHOULD I NOT FORGIVE? Deweese Eunick (mother of a 6 year old girl, killed by a 12 year old boy who was wrestling with her) The boy, Lionel Tate was being sentenced for life in prison for this murder. The mother said to reporters on ABC, "It’s more that he’s a human being, you know?" she more

  • A Brain Surgeon On Parenting ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009

    A BRAIN SURGEON ON PARENTING INFLUENCE I read a book entitled Gifted Hands, the autobiography of Dr. Ben Carson, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins hospital in Boston. This is what he writes: "My mother was a remarkable woman who was pregnant and then married at age 13. She more